Manu blow for Highlanders

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:03
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Influential Highlanders No.8 Nasi Manu will miss most of the rest of the season due to a foot injury he picked up against the Chiefs last week.

Influential Highlanders No.8 Nasi Manu will miss most of the rest of the season due to a foot injury he picked up against the Chiefs last week.

The physical loose forward dislocated a ligament in his foot during his team's Super Rugby opener against the defending champions in Dunedin and underwent surgery on Monday.

He faces at least three months on the sidelines, which means that he may not feature for the Highlanders again this season.

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph confirmed that Manu will not be available for the foreseeable future, but added that it presents an opportunity for someone else to step up.

He told Sportal: "He is going to have a long spell on the sideline.

"It is extremely bad luck for Nasi but there is an opportunity for someone else to come along and make the position their own," Joseph said.

The Highlanders boss has not called up a replacement as he believes he has adequate cover within the squad.

The Highlanders have a bye this week, with their next fixture against the Cheetahs at Invercargill for which skipper Andrew Hore is expected to be fit.

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Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
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Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
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Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
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Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
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Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
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Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28
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